Land Sea & Water

First Nation wins commercial fishing rights

The 10-year legal fight over fish and shellfish fisheries wound its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

After a challenge by the Canadian and British Colombian government the appeals court upheld the ruling, saying the Nuu-chah-nulth had long-standing trade networks, and that trading in fisheries resources was part of the culture around the time of first contact.

First Nations and Peoples of Australia can now use this case as a legal precedent. Read more about First Nation wins commercial fishing rights

ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) = Indigenous Land Under Attack

In a media release, Michael Anderson, spokesperson for the Sovereign Union said Native Title lawyers and anthropologists are deceiving claimants of their true Native Title rights and interests.

The NSW Native Title Corporation Representative body (NTSCorp), the majority of Native Title lawyers and anthropologists fail to inform the various Native Title applicants and claimants that their Law and custom incorporates, and is inclusive of, all flora and fauna that lives in, and belongs to, their territories.

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Goomeroi People call for a mining freeze on sacred lands

One of the largest black states in the country calls for a freeze on all mining and development on their ancestral lands.

More that 400 Native Title claimants met in Tamworth to discuss Goomeroi business on the weekend.

Representatives said that they are looking at options to stop ministerial decisions which approve mining in the region.

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Don't sign your sovereign rights away with ILUAs

Michael Anderson, spokeperson for Sovereign Union warns Aboriginal and Torres Strait people against signing Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA), saying they cede their sovereignty for a few crumbs if they do.

"In Australia we have reached a very important time in our history. We must come together as distinct sovereign nations to jointly locate a national perspective on our sovereign rights," he writes. Read more about Don't sign your sovereign rights away with ILUAs

First Nations prepare legal way forward for sovereign rights

Ghillar, Michael Anderson, reporting that the Sovereign Union Gathering of Nations held at the Yarramundi Cultural Centre, Canberra, from 23 to 25 November 2018 successfully dealt with key issues facing First Nations.

Those attending came from across the continent and welcomed the opportunity to raise the problems they face and to understand ways of dealing with them, while joining the dots to understand the bigger picture of forced assimilation through fraud and deceit. Read more about First Nations prepare legal way forward for sovereign rights

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